Have you ever thought of yourself as a character? I’ve never really had that image of myself. My husband is bald and bearded. Easy to describe. Hard not to notice.
I’ve just always thought of myself as a short (ish) girl with curly brown hair, but kind of average. No real style to speak of, just kind of a everyday jane who blends in to the crowd. Till last Saturday night. My old house, the BBH threw their yearly pre-Halloween party, and we were surprised with two of our friends coming as us!! There were doppelgangers at the party, and they did gang-busters at duplicating us as a couple. Like it was so crazy that Mick would go to talk to her thinking it was me, and then remember I was wearing a costume. She outdid her self. It was crazy, eerie and hilarious. See for yourself.
Have you ever had anyone go as YOU for Halloween? I doubt it.
Every year we dress Brody up in costume for Halloween. This year we forgot to get him a new outfit before the holiday. On November 1, we headed to Target and went shopping, and to our delight, all Halloween goods were 50% off. Halloween soap for our bathroom (its still soap), Halloween candy for our bellies, and Halloween costume (see turtle below) for our dog.
He loves it. Don’t let anyone tell you different when they say that we are torturing our boy. He sits in his costumes and cuddles up and they keep him warm. You also cant deny the cuteness. There is a photo floating around out there of him in a Zombie dog costume as well, but I couldn’t find it for this post. I also thought he looked handsome in his birthday crepe paper tie, so I included that one too. Don’t mind the blurry chicken. It’s only blurry because he was wagging his tail because he was happy…
There really isn’t much to say to this other than WOW. Her makeup was done at MAC, and you can see some of the process on the Geekologie Blog from where this came. Outstanding. It definitely looks like a Lichtenstein. His work was influenced by both popular advertising and the comic book style, and I definitely thought of his paintings before comics when I saw this photo. (I’m not really a comic geek)
Also reminds me of my Halloween dress from a few years back.
The weekend has come and gone with Rocktoberfest 2009 behind us. This was the first party at my old abode where I didn’t have to worry about the morning after clean up. It was nice to be just a guest…and it didn’t disappoint. I put up the few pictures I took, and thought I’d share my favorites. You can see the whole set here.
Halloween is almost here!! Hooray! This means a pre-Halloween costume party this weekend at the BBH (think Rocktoberfest #2) This also means that I have yet another excuse to wear fake eyelashes. “But why do you need an excuse Lauren?”
Honestly its because I prefer the totally obnoxious lashes. The ones that look best with some sort of costumery. Recently I bought 30 sets of lashes off of eBay, and 20 of them were black, cheap and lame and when I put on one pair, I lost half of the lashes on the application(serves me right for buying them on the cheap).
Mick however bought me a few nice pairs for my birthday, the first of which will come out with my 3-D glasses costume because they match! I’ll get pictures up after I wear the costume, but for now, I leave you with a little retrospective of eyelashes past.
Nicole Linder had put up a series of hand made Halloween costumes…and has since sold out. I will admit that I saw the dress the first time when a friend posted it on Facebook, but I saw it, and immediately had to have it. With under 10 of them sold throughout the country, I will hope and assume that no one else will be wearing my dress, at least not parties that I will be going to.
I’m going to Halloween it up with a wig and tights…eyelashes and some 3-D glasses, and rock it. I’m already excited. I will of course post pictures of me in it AFTER the holiday.
Nicole was great to work with, took my measurements, sent me the dress 3 days after I ordered it, and let me know that if it didn’t fit, I had ordered it early enough that she would be able to fix it for me. Thats right…I ordered it BEFORE October 7.
So great for her to be mentioned on Boing Boing, its what every designer hopes for….now my her dress is famous.
Seeing as though EVERY animated film is being made in 3-D now, with my 3-D glasses and dress, I’ll be ready.